DC’s Birds of Prey project has found its Black Canary and Huntress in Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
They will join Margot Robbie who will be reprising her role as Harley Quinn that she originated in DC Blockbuster Suicide Squad.
Smollett-Bell will be playing Black Canary, aka Dinah Lance who is described as a good-natured and idealistic streetfighter in the comics. she’s been seen on screen before in the various iterations of the animated Justice League shows but was a major part of Young Justice serving as a mentor to the new generation of DC heroes.
Winstead will play Huntress, aka Helena Bertinelli a former mafia princess who was devastated at a young age when her family was killed in a mob hit, turning her into a vigilante and eventually leading her to join the Birds of Prey team.
The film will see the Birds of Prey team come into conflict with an as yet unnamed
Birds of Prey is set for a February 7, 2020 release.